Every person knows what it feels like to be carried off by an anxious state, so you decide: when some anxiety comes along and takes over your life, are you an awake, inwardly centered person or are you an unconscious, outwardly driven man or woman? Which are you?
In this time of unprecedented economic downturn, people without jobs and families losing their homes, is there anything to say to those of us who have experienced this loss and trauma? I don’t know what to say to my friends and coworkers who no longer have a job, and the prospect of finding one when most companies are not hiring is bleak. It’s easy to tell them that the universe will provide and something better will come along when I’m not the one having to find a job at the age of 55 or 60! Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.
Preparation, hard work, is part of perfecting whatever you’ve imagined you want to attain in this world. But there is a world beyond anything we can imagine; (it is) an intelligent presence, a “place” of powers and principles whose self-obliterating touch can no more be prepared for than can a mountain pine prepare for a lightning bolt…or a newly opened spring flower for its first taste of the morning sun.
How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Conclusion) The only reason we ever feel trapped by anxious thoughts and feelings is that we just won't let go of the false idea that it takes time to know the strength and happiness of our original wholeness. Our unseen belief in this illusion creates the uncertain future to which we feel we must rush. And thi
How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 2) It's impossible to imagine a future wholeness without feeling, in the present moment, strangely incomplete -- as though we're missing something essential!
We've all sensed this disquiet each time we devise some new plan to feel "better" about ourselves. It's a little like how much hungrier we sud
How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 1) No anxious state exists apart from the illusion that the security, happiness, and wholeness you long for exists somewhere outside of you -- "in a time to come." Then why do we go on embracing anxious thoughts and feelings that do nothing but steal from us our love of life? The surprising answer to t
Be Grateful and Live Without Fear Part I:
The only way not to suffer the passage of those things in life that we love is to agree to their passing even as we take them into our heart.
You can't be fearful and have gratitude for life at the same time unless, in the moment of fear, you remember your God Who gives you